Bakers & Baristas to bring a taste of Vienna to Penn Quarter

The WashingtonPost
By Becky Krystal
January 21, 2015

Aaron Gordon thinks that by the time customers walk out of Bakers & Baristas, his new Danish-heavy bakery and coffeehouse in Penn Quarter, they will have forgotten about the glazed rounds they may have been used to buying in those blue-and-white boxes found in many a grocery store.

On Austria’s Burgenland Wine Region

By Joseph Rosendo
December 12, 2014

If you have any doubt that Austrians love their wine, consider the fact that the Viennese vineyards were begun 2,000 years ago and they are the only significant producing vineyards in the world growing within a cosmopolitan center’s city limits. The vines are less than 20 minutes by car, bus or train from the heart of the city.

What to Eat in Vienna: 19 Foods That'll Rock Your World

November 19, 2014'll+Rock+Your+World

Vienna is so much more than Schnitzel.

It's also more than opera, Mozart, Empress Sisi, and Edelweiss on a mountainside. Vienna, Austria is a world capital of good eating, a fact that doesn't get nearly enough play. We'd almost rank it above Paris in terms of excellent culinary adventures, and we simply cannot narrow down our favorite Viennese flavors to a list of 5 or 10 items; nope, we have 19 must-try Vienna food and drinks to share with you.

On a Caffeine High: a Biking Tour of Vienna's Famous Coffee Houses

Yahoo Travel
By Brittany Jones Cooper
October 16, 2014

In the United States, grabbing a coffee can be a hectic experience. You’re shuffled quickly through the line while baristas yell out orders and steam loudly escapes from the espresso machine. It’s designed to be quick, but the result is sometimes stressful. In Vienna, grabbing a coffee is a way of life.

Food-friendly reds from Austria

Boston Globe
By Ellen Bhang
March 25, 2014

If only white wines come to mind when someone mentions Austria, you may be surprised to learn that this central European country makes a host of invigorating reds perfect for the spring table. Made from indigenous dark-skinned grapes like Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, and Zweigelt, these splendid pours hail from a part of the wine world that many enthusiasts are just getting to know.

Meet Austria's Hubaner - a silky, subtle alpine cheese

By Janet Fletcher
March 7, 2014

Hubaner, an aged cow's milk wheel from Austria, makes me wonder what other fabulous cheeses that nation has been keeping from us. I can't recall ever tasting another Austrian cheese, so I did some digging through books to see what I might have forgotten.

BierBeisl to close next month and reopen in a larger space in 2014

LA Times
By S. Irene Virbila
October 28, 2013,0,67216.story#axzz2j48wmZBt

Bernhard Mairinger will cook the last dinner at BierBeisl as we know it Saturday, Nov. 9. Then the young Austrian-born chef-owner is closing the 2-year-old modern Austrian restaurant on Little Santa Monica in Beverly Hills, and taking a break before opening in a larger space next year.

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The Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2013, 9:17 p.m. ET

Brooklyn Buschenschank opened its doors, and windows, in fall 2011, bringing to Carroll Gardens a beer and wine tavern that also feels like an outdoor beer garden. The 18 panels of 40-pound windows—open rain or shine—are installed and uninstalled every day.

From the Wine Cellar: Grüners a great choice

Poughkeepsie Journal
Aug. 20, 2013 10:38 PM

In the depths of summer, it’s best to look for wines that have high levels of citrus and that deliver on the refreshing and tart levels. Sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio and albarino have a new dry white to join the game — the Austrian white grape with the intimidating name of grüner-veltliner.